New Wyandotte Street School

From the Evening Record, Monday, July 20, 1914. When completed Windsor will have one of the finest public school buildings in Ontario, built at a cost of $75,000.00 The building is now about half completed and is being rushed by the contractors, the H.G. Christman Co., Hamilton, Ont. The new school is a twelve room building being built on Wyandotte street between Curry and McEwen avenues. The…
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Jackson Park Gates - c. 1935

A neat shot, looking at the Jackson Park Gates, this photo was taken about 1935. This shot was also a used in postcards, so to some readers it may look familiar. The gates were designed by Pennington & Boyde and built in 1931. View Larger Map The gates look pretty…
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Canadian Bridge Company - 1916

Happy Friday once again! Today’s photos are submitted by regular reader Ken Taylor. The photos looks to be from WWI, and it looks like the Canadian Bridge Company contributed to the war effort. Looks like this room was given over to manufacturing shells. This one…

The Viscount Motor Hotel

From an old brochure, likely early 1960’s. Yes, the finest in Motor Hotel facilities now comes to Windsor – with complete individually controlled heated and air conditioned rooms, Ever-so-convenient – offering to each and every guest – For short or extended stays – the ultimate in comfort and pleasure! The VISCOUNT Features 100 imaginatively decorated guest rooms…
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Windsor Tool & Die - Kildare Road - 1964

From the Windsor Star – December 31, 1964 CONTINUOUS EXPANSION – Windsor Tool and Die Ltd., 1680 Kildare Rd., has undergone an expansion nearly every year since the firm located on Kildare Rd. in 1948. The nearly 60,000 square-foot building houses to…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Ford Motor Company of Canada - 1914

Today’s old photo comes from the Detroit Publishing Co. collection housed by the Library of Congress. The caption calls it June 4, 1914, but given that ice in the river, I would disagree with the date. It’s a neat photo, as the old Walkerville Wagon Works…
Old AdsWindsor

Checker Cab - 1947

From the Windsor Daily Star December 31, 1947 Park & Goyeau, does anyone remember, was this building still there into the late 80’s early 90’s? It’s where the Tim Horton’s is today. I seem to recall there being something there prior to the Tim Horton’s into the early 1990’s. Anyone with a better memory? I didn’t pay enough attention or take enough…
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1953 Mercury

Image Courtesty Andrew Hobson/Allen Cornwall Today’s photo comes courtesy of reader Andrew Hobson and his grandfather Allen Cornwall. It comes from a Ford of Canada promotional postcard. The caption on the back reads as follows: The graceful lines of this 1953 Mercury…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Ouellette Avenue - 1965

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s old photo is dated March 23, 1965 and bears a Detroit Free Press stamp on the back. The caption reads: Windsor Mayor John Wheelton is beaming these days as he looks over his bustling town. There is $25 million worth of building going on…